In roughly two weeks, Auburn will welcome the country’s No. 2 team to Lee County for a primetime clash that will serve as a major measuring stick for the (home) Tigers’ progress.
If you thought War Eaglers were keeping expectations low, you thought wrong.
Former Tigers running back Terry Henley hopped on Birmingham’s Opening Drive radio show Thursday morning and declared that Gus Malzahn’s squad will take down ACC heavyweight Clemson at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Sept. 3.
“I have a better shot at outrunning Usain Bolt than Clemson beating Auburn in that first game,” Henley said, per the Opening Drive’s Twitter account.
Former Auburn RB Terry Henley: "I have a better shot at outrunning Usain Bolt than Clemson beating Auburn in that first game."
— Opening Drive (@openingdrive) August 18, 2016
Given that no one on Earth has been able to defeat Bolt, a Jamaican superstar, in the 100-meter dash (not even former NFL speedster Jahvid Best), it’s safe to say that Henley would fall short of such an upset.
Back in 1972, Henley was an All-American running back who helped the Tigers go 10-1. He finished with 1,542 career rushing yards and 19 total touchdowns before going to the NFL, where he failed to make a regular-season roster before retiring in 1976.